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CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
as firms cutting staff so france still a big concern for the eurozone economy. we'll get more reaction on that in the next five minutes. at the same time, china is rolling out a new ipo plan. a 14 month freeze on new listings. companies will have to provide more disclosure in exchange for letting the market have more say on which deals get the green light. we're in sing ga pure with more market reaction. >> ross, beijing's news will bring the shanghai higher. the shendo boards tumbled 5%. the chinese deposit had its worst plunge ever. so before today the index had rallied more than 80% this year and it lost over 8% in today's trade. chinese authorities signal the likely resumption of ipo approvals as soon as next month. broker rages got a strong boost as can you see from the first row here. banks mostly ended in the green. health wide, new rules requiring cash dividends as well as the state council's announcement to start a preferred pallet program which may help banks shore up its core capital. but beijing is getting tougher on back door listings. while ipo approvals were stalling, ma
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 6:30am PST
christiane amanpour and candy crowley. all at the same table. >>> the economy is climbing back. i'm christine romans. the economy is growing at the fastest pace since the beginning of 2012. driving growth? businesses. do they expect demand from consumers to surge and what happens if consumers are not buying? another critical sector to watch, housing. sales of new homes up 25% in october. the sharpest gain in 35 years. positive jobs numbers show the economy is healing. 203,000 jobs added in november. the u.s. on track now to create the most jobs since 2005. the jobless rate lowest in five years. stock market may have taken a breather, but it is a banner year for stocks. 25% of americans hold three quarters of all stocks. many americans are more concerned where the next meal is coming from than the 401(k). fast food workers striking against poverty wages. the economy, jobs, minimum wage. that is the president's agenda for the next three years. alex is the business director and chairman of the economic advisers. also with me is a former adviser to presidential candidate mitt romney.
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:30pm PST
're causing them to become this part of perpetual unemployed group in our economy. while it seems good, it does a disselfto the people you're trying to help. >> uh, no. welcome to the real world, senator, where there are still three job applicants for every one job out there, cutting the lifeline for active job seekers there not magically create, but it will put -- cutting unemployment benefits? that is a five ho ho ho, newt gingrich. first, let me say i believe there are things we could do to dramatically improve the impact. to actually prepare people for getting to work and versus a better job in the future. but took in the crossfire, weapon hawaii's democratic governor, neil abercrombie, and tim pawlenty, in a different life another colleague of mine. we're delighted to have both of you here this evening. governor, economists like larry summers, who was an adviser both to president obama and before that to president clinton have concluded that long-term unemployment compensation actually reduces participate in the work force and makes it harder for the economy to grow. what's your r
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
they know that these sanctions have absolutely crippled that economy. and so, what we would risk doing here in implementing a new round of sanctions is not just screwing up the negotiation, but sending a message to the iranian people, who are frankly way more pro-american than people might think -- >> right. >> -- that we aren't really serious about ultimately doing the deal they want. the hard-liners are isolated right now in iran, and we are, frankly, going to empower them if we show up at the table in the middle of these short-term negotiations with a new round of sanctions that even though they may take place in the future. this is about building confidence with the negotiators on the iranian side but also the iranian people. >> there's a political dimension to this. one of the polls we have, which is from reuters ipsos, on support for this deal show 2-1 support for it, which i was heartened to see. that doesn't necessarily reflect what i saw necessarily in the pundit class. but there's another moral dimension to this. i've heard a lot of people, along with some of your colleagues and c
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
in the world and compete in the world and also we're now in a global economy competing for skills. that we need to be making progress on the start rather than going behind. i think what also has people nervous is that this comes despite many years now of the united states being focused on this question no child left behind, other pieces of legislation. common core debate. state efforts to improve things. and we're not making progress. >> no noticeable improvement. >> rankings in education seem to have very little to do with the success of individuals in later life. much less the success of the economy. there's this false equation that countries with great educational systems are going to have innovative dynamic economies. is that true of japan? of course it's not. is that true of finland? it's not there either. their one champion corporation is nokia. it's good half as many people as belgium. that's what makes a lot of these comparisons ridiculous. >> we should ignore them? >> yes, because they basically tell you nothing except to invest a lot of money in education and that's what we do here in
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
for the economy in his autumn statement. the chancellor is expected to lower his borrowing costs and offer suggestions that a budget surplus is in sight for the first time since the millennium. >>> still to come, we will in around 20 minutes be at college green outside the houses of parliament for a full autumn preview. joining me will be steve radially, the boss of manufacturing policy group eef. and later in the show, helia will discuss the good and the bad with the british politician lord digby jones. always were a good comment or two, digby. >>> as far as the agenda in the states today, we have initial jobless claims being released at 8:30. the number might be a preview of what might come in tomorrow's jobs report. at 8:30, we get third quarter gdp. a key benchmark on the road map to the u.s. economic recovery. and october factory orders come out this morning. they are at 10:00 a.m. >>> that's the data. what about global asset prices? let's bring you up to speed. ten minutes to the trading day, we are weighted around about 6 to 4 currently advancers outpace decliners on the dow jones s
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
think it will be a little problem for the economy, unless they can prove that the economy has strengthened enough to handle it. i don't think it's there yet. >> we've had one small preview of this move and it was called this summer. we saw the ten-year move back up to 3%. we know it took some momentum out of the housing market. if i'm the fed and looking at what's happening with housing, with autos, is the evidence strong enough that that did enough damage that the same will happen again? >> i think they're worried about that. i think they're absolutely worried about that, which is why they're not -- why they're not going to taper. especially why not they're going to taper into the end of the year. right? there are two many other issues in front of them. as abigail said, the changing of the fed, debt ceiling in front of us. today there's that rumor we'll come to this budget agreement before washington goes on vacation in two weeks. if that happens, that just opens the way further, i think, for a little morally. >> you sound like you're taking some profits here, abigail. are yo
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
blitzer in washington. big news for the u.s. economy today. hiring is up. unemployment is down. the jobs numbers for november were released this morning and they're much stronger than many analysts had been expecting. take a look. the economy added 203,000 jobs last month. that's 20,000 more than many of those economists had predicted. another surprise, the unemployment rate fell to 7% from the 7.3% a month earlier. that happens to be a five-year local and a real sign the economic recovery may be gaining some momentum. our christine romans is in new york watching all of these numbers for us. how significant are they, christine? >> it's significant, wolf. now you've got a trend in place for the year, you've got more than 2 million jobs on track to be created the best since 2005. it has been pretty in israble since the recession and the bubble burst and to say you're going to have jobs growth, on track for jobs growth, the best since 2005 is significant. you want it see these numbers, 200,000 a month and more and want to see it continue. the unemployment rate going down to 7%, wolf, the wh
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:30pm PST
louisiana, and whose in policies ignore everything we've learned. is have been a good healthy economy. that's the sad fact. first of all, there was no new flawed planted in the ground. he's been talking since the moment -- actually since he ran for president. to balance the budgets in a response way, reduce the deficit. those are precisely the things that he accomplished, so i'm pleased to know you agree. >> the difference quite simply is after five years, he still has not learned how to reach across the aisle. he was willing to sit down -- >> i've said this before, and i guess this is a tribute to you. you were a different kind of speaker. you were able to bring your caucus along, and get things done. >>> congressman, i'm sure you have a lot to respond to. >> yes, i do. very specific question. u ubs. >> do you great deal that inequality is a problem? >> yes, it's getting worse. you would think they weren't in power. the fact is the democrats have the house and senate. they did a $787 billion stimulus plan, the cash for clunkers, all these things that didn't grow the economy. they exacerbat
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
will say that was money well spent when you look at the jobs that we will see and the fact that the economy doesn't suffer any greater than it did. and a practical standpoint, what this means for gm, look for them to issue a dividend rather quickly. and they no longer are under the t.a.r.p. pay restriction. they have long said that has been holding them back from recruiting the type of talent that they want to recruit for executives. the two big changes immediately for general motors now that uncle sam has sold all of its position. >> thanks for that update. we appreciate it. interesting that phil brings up the math in terms of how much money per day the government has lost. that was also quite a chunk of change. they were saying that they saved a million jobs. >> a million jobs? >> more than a million jobs. would it cost the broader economy more than a million jobs? how much is that cost per job to save it if you're going to do those types of calculations? >> i think it was a great thing for them to do. not just gm. we don't know all the ramifications. if they had actually rsh. >> you're t
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
point for the economy. 203,000 jobs created last month. but as low-wage workers take to the streets it looking more like one america with two economies. i'm christine romans. this is "your money." america on track to create nearby 2.3 million jobs this year. but the quality of those jobs could spark the beginning of a 21st century labor movement. fast food workers protesting in 100 cities across the country this week. they're calling for a living wage, $15 an hour. they are not alone in their call for better pay. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. >> the president has called for raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. he also supports a bill in congress to raise it to $10.10 but fast foods workers say $15 an hour the living wage they need. the question, a living wage, who pies? could raising the minimum wage ultimately hurt the very worker rs it's meant to help? it's all in the eye of the beholder. first, look through the low wage workers eyes
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
of what is expected to be a weaker payroll number in the u.s. economy. >>> germany's central bank raises its 2014 growth target for europe's largest economy as evidence shows demand from within the eurozone is finally picking up. >>> deutsche bank is to close its commodity business mainly in london and new york. display you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> a former south african president nelson mandela passed away last night at the age of 95. world leaders have been sending message messages of mourning for the leader. >> he is now resting. he is now at peace. our nation has lost its greatest son our people have lost a father. >> for now, let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. >> nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all time. the first president of a free south africa, a man who suffered so much for freedom and justice, and a man who through his dignity and through his triumph inspired milli
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
in this economy? >> it does. you can see the headline number was stronger than many of us had expected. even as far as mcquarry goes as well. a lot of that was an inventory buildup. that's really great for the third quarter. that puts in some head winds for the fourth quarter. mcquarry believes you could have fourth quarter gdp as low as .8%. much lower than consensus. so, i mean, it's good for third quarter. not so good for fourth quarter. that doesn't bode well going into the end of the year. >> sam stovall, we've now that three days, potentially four days of losses to start off the month. extremely rare at least in recent history. i think this is the first time since june 2011 we've seen such a stretch. is that the kind of information people should trade off, though, or is it just statistical noise? >> i think it's noise right now. really it's only four days. the thought is they're doing this in advance of tomorrow's employment data with the worry being that the fed will likely start their tapering program this month rather than wait until march. our expectation has been that they would d
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm EST
if this fragile economy had any legs. now we're seeing those legs. one thing i was really encouraged by was the slight increase in labor force participation rate. you can see that across a lot of h-cohorts. the only one that went down was initial one 16 to 25. other than that the other cohorts they were rising. that sort of increase lakreescrease legitimizes increase. >> and people retiring who might have stayed in the labor force during the recession. things look like better. they're retiring. the unemployment being where it is may stay down there despite the upward pressure may not be as high as some thought. haum more months before we hit 6.5% on the unemployment rate? >> i have believed for a long time we'll see 6.5% unemployment rate by the fourth quarter. keep in mind, even with today's federal reserve flow of funds data showing another record increase in household network worth. a lot of people that lost money in the financial crisis they got it back and are even ahead of the game and they're feeling more comfortable. this they want to retire they're retire.
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
. they are expected to rise slightly to 318,000. in the meantime, a revision to gdp is seen showing the economy grew if a pate of 3.2%. both of those reports will be out at 8:30 eastern time. at 10:00, look for october factory orders. in europe we'll get an interest rate decision from the bank of england at about 7:00 eastern time and one from the ecb at about 7:45. the european central bank is widely expected to leave interest rates unchanged at its final policy meeting of the year. last month, though, policymakers surprised the markets with a cut in the interest rate to a record low of 0.25%. we'll check in with ross westgate in just a few minutes. >>> the dow and the s&p are now on a four-day losing streak. this morning, futures are around the flat line. down by about 2.5 points for the dow, down by 0.5 for the s&p and the nasdaq is up by 4 points. november same-store sales will be coming in throughout the morning. cosco's comps rose by 2% during the month. that was short of what the street had been expecting. you had lower gasoline prices and weak foreign currencies. both of those ended up hurti
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
, is the economy stronger than free money from the fed? and number three, can interest rates and stocks both rise together? jim and jeff are in chicago. okay. guys nice to see you first of all. >> hey, sue. >> is good news finally really good news? jim you first. >> yes, it is. unfortunately yesterday, i hadn't arrived at this conclusion but i've been convinced today it piz. good news is good news because the market realizes that we're washing liquidity probably at a point where more than we should be based on the economic condition but the fed is hamstrung and going to be difficult for them to walk back. the fed knows since the fed's hands are tied let's celebrate while we can. good news, as long as it doesn't get too hot, i hate to say goldie lock's people said before me, not too hot. >> all right. moderation in all things. what do you think, jeff? >> sue, certainly adding jobs to the u.s. economy is good news, but i'm going to disagree slightly to my friend mr. your rio here. we saw that underscored on the nonfarm payrolls, we saw it go to 293 and the pits all of a sudden started selling and t
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am EST
the transition to a new economy, where the federal reserve is not playing that much of a role, can happen. that's what bernanke told us what could happen. it would be amazing as a swan song if it does happen >>> speaking of the fed, front page of the business sentence, the first sentence of ben apple balm's fed piece. federal reserve officials are in no hurry to retreat. >> we're in a weird moment here. when i looked at the pan aklee of knees, not a lot of bad. not a lot of land mines. >> we had this conversation and promptly went down for a few days. >> true but the difference might be that the news flow is very positive this morning. it is indicative of the year. sisco buys a company, u.s. air. no one is thinking they will do that. here is a stock that's been stuck at 33. >> the other one is stuck, period. >> then, we have gilead and this is like apple with china mobile. this is the moment in time that people think, that's new. they create reasons to buy stocks. i was on the phone with somebody who was very big in p.c.s. this has really accelerated. >> p.c.s? >> yes. that's the reasoning behi
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
be a big win for the u.s. economy going forward. explain. >> we know the human toll. you heard the mayor bing talk about it. kevyn orr talked about it. no doubt. human beings lives are at stake and promises were made. but you have -- and dive just mentioned the previous guest, this unhoe live alliance where unions push politicians, who did them favors, making the unions stronger and able to push in the same policies. this beneficial cycle of power sharing that really helped to bankrupt not just detroit but a wheel lot of other places on the brink. these were very -- promises made over a long period of time, and if we were being honest about it, up -- people could see this coming for a long perfected of time but you had this powerful power structure, and this is what they -- >> talk about a human toll, a big toll on taxpayers. >> mayor bing said, you weigh the consequences and, yes, there's some part is going to come out hurt, and this particular caves it was the unions, but -- >> it's not the first time, right? in the case of the private companies -- we can go back to the days of steel a
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
's imagine ten million people lose their jobs, we expect to fall off in spending. but the economy is certainly better today than it was in 2009, so -- >> i want to put dollars and cents to this. this is the difference in the cbo projected savings. they're projects $222 billion in a year from medicare and medicaid from this slowing of health care costs. the sequester is $87.9, and the cuts to food stamps is $23.8 billion. >>> i have been on twitter all day about this, they can't find a single positive thing to say about the law. literally it could bring people's health care costs down to zero, they could cure cancer, and conservatives would be shouting from the rooftops that it's a disaster. i think this california thing is hysterical. in part because it's the sort of natural conclusion of the republican panic about this. they vote in mass against the law even though it originated in republican ideas. they vote to try to repeal it unsuccessfully. the website they think will sink it, and then they just throw toilet paper at it. >> and in the absence of a website that wasn't malfunct
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
the inception. this is 20% of the economy health care. it's not going to happen overnight. for me who's not a health care specialist, i look at three or four things that make it critically important. 3 to 4 million people uninsured, will be insured. the 100 plus people that get preventive care that don't have it and the 125 million plus people that have preconditions that will now have to not worry they won't get insurance. those are the things most important to me that is not someone worrying about the day to day website. not that it's not a problem. >> the day to day function of the website comes back to this question about affordability for health insurance longer term. to get younger healthier people involved, it's got to be easy for them to sign up not as difficult as it is right now. when we start to look at what the premiums will be for the next year and beyond i mean, all -- this becomes very, very poblgd. lgd jfrz >> to get health care lower costs, website has to be ioned out. we need to get the young and vibrant to want to go on the exchange. adds peo
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
with jim cramer and david faber. we'll get to that apple news in a minute. but the broader economy making some headlines here. gdp revised up to six. there's questions about stockpiling, as well. the ten-year did pick up the 287 off just a touch now. the ecb hold rates steady. our road map this morning, the market, strong gdp claims data putting pressures ahead and sparking more concerns about potential fed tapering. >> apple is in the news for reports ooh a deal to china mobile and carl icahn is revising his call for a share buyback. >> we'll look at the winners and losers in retail. >> wow. >> first up, though, the ten-year notarizing on better than expected economic data, revised third quarter gdp up 3.6 while weekly jobless claims fell below 300k. this all happened on the 17th anniversary of alan greenspan's irrational exuberance speech in 1996. >> how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions as they have in japan over the past decade. >> that leads us to a good question, jim. last night,
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
result, the economy gets hurt, doctors become harder to see. mr. obama didn't address either of those things today and they are crucial in the debate. also, mr. obama did not address the falsehoods under which the affordable healthcare law was passed. but the new spin from his allies is this: >> all americans know politicians lie. the question is which lies can you live with? and time and time again americans have said we can deal with the lies that president obama tells us because we believe in his heart he has the best interest for the american people. >> so that's what the white house is selling that president obama wants what is best for the folks. and i believe that's true in theory, in theory. he does want what's best for the folks. the problem is his vision is running up against reality. the economy is being held back by his tax policies and by obama care mandates on business. there is no question about that that's not what's best. the medical industry in america will suffer from obamacare. it will be harder for working folks to see a doctor and healthcare costs will actually r
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
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CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am EST
276. that's been a pretty significant change. >> a big move but at the same time economy a little bit better. >> unless you count jobs numbers, right? which we'll get another look on friday. >> you want to go against the autos? >> i think gm will have great numbers. there's momentum that's difficult. david, you made the best point. do i want to sell anything other than the losers? five stocks in the dow up less than 10% and clunkers. okay in maybe you want to sell a clunker, caterpillar. a clunker, ibm. otherwise, why take the gain issue? >> i talked to a couple of guys who believe we will have a technical melt-up in the winners for this very reason. >> why would you sell them? you'll buy more or conceivably because nobody has a reason to sell them. we look at the supply. i look at the quarters to me the most important thing is not the revenue growth, not the earnings growth but the shrinkage. companies bought their own stock hand over fist and not a lot of stock for sale. i think it's major. >> looking for clues as to how business news, working into the overall american psyche, check
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
sales promotions. christine romans is here with the good news. >> automakers saw the economy is getting better and they think it will keep getting better next year and that is great for auto sales. when you look at car sales, it really gives you a clue into the minds of the consumer. you don't just spend $38,000 on something casually. you need access to credit, confidence about your job, a ro reason to do it. very good numbers for november. 14% year over year increase for gm, that's great. ford, up 7%. chrysler, up 16%. and it wasn't just the incentives. there were good incentives. about $2500 on average was the incentive to get out there and buy a car. big advertising for black friday. a lot of people went to the showrooms, that helped. but this is really a recovering economy story. and pent up demand story. and you're hearing it from the automakers who are looking at the a good 2014, as well. their stocks reflecting it, too. >> absolutely. so the auto bailout was a good idea? we all remember back in 2008 when mitt romney said let detroit go bankrupt and there was a big partisan fight.
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
in one of the southeast asia's largest economies. demonstrators are looking to topple the government and the current prime minister after accusations of corruption and abuse of power. the u.n. has closed its offices in bangkok warning foreign travellers to stay out of the streets. >> afghanistan president karzai is accusing the u.s. of holding back fuel and other supplies. he said they are holding back supplies in an attempt to pressure for him to sign the agreement. >> from the "los angeles times" officials say speed may have been a factor in the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend over the weekend. according to police the "fast and furious" star left a charity event. witnesses at the event said they heard a loud boom and saw smoke. walker was in the middle of gaming "fast and furious 7." walker leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter. he was 40 years old. >> really. isn't that bizarre? came from a charity event and he gets in one of the cars and the guy drives off with him -- >> he was the passenger in the car. >> passenger in the car and runs into a pole and blows up.
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
what does that say about our economy? >> well, first of all, the data we get on -- from the retailers at this time of year is almost always contradictory and confusing. they are not always completely forthcoming because they don't want to discourage people from shopping. i think the most interesting thing we saw over the weekend, besides the fact that a number of retailers decided to be open on thanksgiving day, was that 40% of the sales were on-line. in a sense, cyber monday is an accra nism. cyber monday dates from the day when people had slow internet at home and came to work on monday after thanksgiving and ordered. now so many have broadband people are shopping on-line all the time and the retailers are scrambling to catch up with consumers. >> i shop on-line too in light of the incidents you see every black friday, always seems to be a fight somewhere and that can't help retailers, right? >> right. well, of course not. but i think people like going to the stores. we at the "wall street journal" and others did stories following teenagers around the mall and that's social. you can
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
as much. what would that be? >> there's a lot of financial insecurity, and the economy is still not strong. so, people still have a lot of concerns about spending too much money, losing their jobs, having insurance to pay for. >> how much does that factor into things? the premium shock or whatever. we're told that it's actually affecting a minority of households but that's at lot of households. >> insurance costs a lot of money and a lot of aging people who are employed have cost sharing, so everything goes up, and if your salary isn't going up or you have some insecurity about whether you'll actually have a job, then you have to consider that when you're out shopping. >> how is this -- i've been covering retail sales for decades on the holiday season. all the same concerns. angst on the part of folks concerned about job security. that was raging even during the internet boom. so, i'm just wondering whether we get too much credence to the gloom and doom or is it different? >> i think people are concerned about their retirement, and there are jobs that are letting people go when they're in
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
among 65 countries and districts that make up the lion's share of the global economy. american teens are down four spots in science coming in at 24. and they slipped another -- >> this is unbelievable. >> ten spots -- >> look at that. >> to 21st when it comes to reading. several chinese cities as well as japan and singapore saw their students improve significantly. >> willie geist, your mom has been involved in educational reform. we were talking about mike bloomberg who dedicated four years to it. the gates spent billions and billions of dollars and the only thing -- not the only thing but one of the main things they learned reducing class sides. they spent billions of dollars on that. that doesn't work. man, the past four years when it seems everybody's focus has turned to education reform in a big way, just been disastrous, not disastrous but terrible. our state of the union are getting worse and worse. >> this is a trajectory we've seen for more than a decade. it goes back. maybe you say we'll give the reforms of the last few years to settle in. reaction to this study was amazing
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
and our economy. it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> and back to the "washington post" report, it did reveal another headache, errors have affected roughly one third of the people who signed up for health plans since october 1st. those errors include failure to notify insurers about new customers, dup my cat enrollments on misinformation. jay carney addressed that report a few minutes ago. >> our general contractor has stood up a team of experts working already closely with issuers to make sure that every a 34 form past and present is accurate. we believe that and our confident that they will be able to ensure that accuracy in time for the january 1st beginning of coverage. >> peter alexander joins me. peter, it is a new day, new tone and we will hear from the president shortly. in a sense, maybe not the icing on the cake but certainly a show of confidence in the last 24 hours. >> reporter: it is a show of some public confidence right now. it's certainly a new tone, not clear if it's a new day for the guys that just yet particularly here at the
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
for the economy and washington in general. take a listen to what two lawmakers had to say earlier today. >> keep the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and actually avoid a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that even by the end of this week we'll be able to come together and achieve that. >> i certainly hope as part of it that the negotiators will take to heart what the president had to say. there are working families across america that are struggling. there are unemployed families who need a helping hand. we've got to protect and preserve the safety net in america and give these working families a fighting chance. >> so alex, of course there you have republican rob portman, democrat dick durbin. and you heard senator durbin talking about unemployment insurance. that is still the main sticking point. democrats, the president want unemployment insurance extended for 1.3 million americans. that's expected to expire at the end of the year. they say if that's not continued, it would be bad for those workers and also bad for the economy. republicans
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
suppose? >> a farer economy. an economy that really meets our expectations of what the american dream should be. we've seen four decades of wage stagnation and it's because of unfair actionation, a tax on union and collective bargaining, unfair trade policies. and the net result has been so many hard working people cannot put food on the table based on what they're being paid. we see exorbitant types of bonuses where other people are getting $7.25. it's not fair. the united states is the richest country in the world. >> the government seems helpless to do anything about the wage gap in this country. there's a bill that would raise the minimum wage to 10 bucks an hour. you know that's a nonstarter. you guys are working a couple more days this year and then deal with the budget next year. there's not any time to push for a minimum wage bill. why not be honest about it and tell people now? >> we believe because where there's a will, there's a way. people need better pay. it's not for me to say because the odd are tough that we're not going to fight for it, we're going to fight for it any
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 2:30am PST
government shutdown and do keep the spending caps in place and don't raise taxes at a time when the economy is still weak and i think we can accomplish that over the next couple days. >> one issue still being debated extending long-term unemployment benefits. last week house mortgage leader nancy pelosi said any deal must include an extension but dick durbin said that is not the case. >> i don't think we've reached that point where we said this is it take it or leave it. what i hear from patty murray, i spoke to her the other night negotiations are making progress, moving in the right direction. >> congress has scheduled to begin its break this friday and not return until january the 7th. >>> well, a week after that deadly commuter train wreck in new york officials are upgrading signals. the new signals are expected to be up and running this morning. of course, four people were killed last sunday when a metro north train hit a stretch of track at nearly three times the speed limit. metro north now reducing the maximum speeds at 26 locations across the system. an attorney for the engineer op
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
pocketbook issues, this is right on point. that's why given where we are at with a still struggling economy for many people, health care does fit into these pocketbook issues. when republicans talk about you've got your free choice of doctors, for most people there isn't an actual free choice, because the cost of going to any doctor, any hospital you want is prohibitive. those are those out of network costs that make it very, very difficult for anyone to support this free choice that supposedly is part of this system. so people understand that very well. what they don't understand is what the president is proposing and how these costs will come down if they take part in these exchanges or the coverage they get will be better through their employer. >> has the democratic side been outmaneuvered on this, outmarketed on this so far, rick? >> well, they labor under the disadvantage of having to actually get something done. they can't do their marketing strictly with words, they have got to do it with deeds too, as this rollout continues. and that's why it's been such a rocky road for them. that
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
the thinking at the moment is the economy could be strong enough to handle it. >>> amc, it's all about that stock, a little popcorn, a little stock. amc theaters gearing up to go public at the new york stock exchange expected to happen at the end of the month and it will reward its most loyal 2.5 million customers, they have a chance to buy shares usually reserved for the big investors. in a letter from the company's ceo from jerry lopez, he says members of the amc stubs rewards program will be offered the same price as the big banks and large wall street institutions, meaning the little guy gets to buy the shares a day before they go public so finally, john, finally the little guy can get in on the action, just like the big guys. john? >> maybe a little hot buttered stock to go with your popcorn and movie. >> there you go. >> alison kosik, thanks so much, appreciate it. >>> checking some of the top story this is morning, american airlines and u.s. airway also officially become the world's largest airline today after the merger beat a number of legal challenges. the new company will be
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am EST
takeaway now from the data that we're getting? >> i think the economy was strong in the third quarter and some of the weakness that we're going to get in the overall gdp number in the fourth quarter i think is exaggerated by inventory turn around. jobs are doing okay, we came back from a little swoon we had in july/august and it looks like businesses in the private sector were able to find their way through or even see through the government shutdown and hired and seem to be doing okay with the big exception to the data capital investment, simon. >> i know that's a big thing for next year. tom, the dow and s&p have each recorded eight consecutive weeks of gains. is it any wonder that we're correcting? >> i think what the market has to grapple can is what's your next catalyst to move higher? we have a modestly better economic profile built in for 2014 but it's still a better profile. while it may seem like a rather small advance from this year, the the bottom line is the incremental growth could be seen as a catalyst into the equity market in 2014. >> what do you think, rob, will work
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
's stay on the economy. we learned today it grew more than anyone thought in the third quarter. the value of all the goods and services produced right here in the united states grew add an annual rate of 3.6%. that's great news. when you look at the stock market, let's take a quick peek. it's down just about 50 points. zain asher at the new york stock exchange for us. if we're talking gdp and that is up, why isn't the stock market mirroring that? >> well, what might seem like good news to you and i is certainly not good news to traders on the floor. yes, gdp coming in pretty strong, 3.6%. certainly the best reading we had since the first quarter of 2012 when it came in at 3.7%. the problem is when you have good, strong economic numbers like that, people sort of start to begin to have a meaningful conversation about tapering, about the possibility of tapering happening sooner than expected, especially when the strong data is in line with other pieces of strong data we have gotten this week. jobless claims down by 23,000. also new home sales as well, good car sales, good strong numbers from
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
your moving expenses to work at mcdonald's because that's what that local economy warrants. that's where you got to go. >> it's interesting, you go to places and that's really a beautiful thing. you talk about north dakota, what they're doing is incredible when you think of it. i love to see what's happening out there. they're doing an amazing job. we should be doing it in new york and other places because we're not. that, i can tell you. >> this administration has been pushing fairness and we got to get the living wage up higher. ultimately focusing on the minimum wage, we should be focusing on getting people good-paying jobs. >> we should be focused on getting our economy we should be focused on being competitive again as a nation and if you get minimum wage, that will be higher. that's really what will get it up. >> is it back? we heard some encouraging numbers on friday. we're growing at over 3% and now unemployment is at a low of 7%. do you feel it's back? >> no, it's not back. those numbers are totally false. there was a big column in a newspaper that those numbers are fud
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
a pr disaster and though the economy approved, much of main street is not feeling it. the white house will be able to turn public opinion around. >> it has been a tough patch and it's not just health care. the shut down affected everybody, but i think let's fast forward to the state of the union and months afterwards. a lot of people are signing up and economy continuing to strengthen. no wash shutdowns. people trust the president. i am confident the trust numbers will come up and his approval will come up. >> even plus benchmark for health care's success, we are not exactly ambitious. >> is may take until 2017 when the president leaves office. you will see almost every state running their own exchanges and expanding medicate. it will work well then. >> okay. the months ahead, democrats will point to examples of americans having success with the website. republicans will point to continued problems which they will make as personal as possible. something we saw on sunday. >> i have to grab the other day. his wife is expecting a baby at the end of december. they have a cancellation noti
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am EST
that economy is too strong. i know it sounds strange. the housing boom is the echos what we had in this country. >> he's just over there to get alibaba to feature some british companies because it's such a vital platform for sales. >> yes. but mark carney has that under control. >> you love carney. >> he's the greatest central -- he's the central casting central banker. what's, a new movie coming out about wall street, if they need a central banker, go for him. >> okay. >> been a tough start to december but cramer is going to get us back on track. his "mad dash" is next as we come up to the opening bell. look at futures, implied open down about 61. you're watching "squawk on the street." connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. (announcer) scottrade knows our and invest their own way. with scottrade's smart text, i can quickly understand my charts, and spend more tim
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
's trip was supposed to be about trade and the economy. now in fact it's all about the chinese military. vice president joe biden with one eye towards a possible 2016 bid is getting the chance to flex his international muscle power in asia. >> the united states has an interest in the lowering of tensions in this vital region. as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> reporter: biden, in crisis manager mode, arrived in tokyo as the region confronts a power grab by beijing. china declared it now controls a vast portion of the air space over the east china sea and remote islands that both china and japan claim. biden will bluntly ask the chinese leaders their military intentions when he stops in china next. u.s. officials worry china's ultimate aim is a confrontation with japan. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned. by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. this action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation. >> reporter: china is demanding aircraft flying thr
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm EST
has better economies of scale than google. they could be a major player here. what i expect them to do is drive even further commoditization in cloud computing. the others are going to have to figure out how to do services on top to make it profitable. >> they'll make money charging companies for operating a cloud server for them, right? >> absolutely. they're going to drop the prices on that. >> we talked a little a minute ago about tablets. idc saying pc shipments will shrink more than expected in 2013. they were down 4% last year. this year they're saying 10%. it's not as though we don't look around this room, everybody's got a desk top. most people have a laptop. but what's selling now are tablets. >> people aren't buying a lot of new pcs. 10.1% the most it's ever been down, down to 2008 levels they're projecting. they're hopeful that the losses will stabilize once these two and one pcs come out. that's kind of wishful thinking. better tablets come out they might continue to buy those. >> all about the mobility. sue? >> gentlemen, let's get the trading action here because it's a do
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
progress. speaking about the economy and also the government's potential to help address what he said was the united states' rising inequality. here's part of what he just had to say about paying for a college education. >> when michele, the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary wanted to go to college, just like me, this country helped us afford it. until we could pay it back. so what drives me is a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving, hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> and many will probably remember that the president and the first lady have been very open about it took so many years to pay off those loans, there's 40 years old before finally paying off the loans. let's talk to jim acosta with more on the president's message about affording education, the disparity of economics in this corrupt, et cetera, et cetera. >> sure. hi, guys. a couple of things were going on there. the president's message, let's talk about that for a few moments. he was talking a
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
their heads the past few days how strong the economy is because we are getting good economic news. i want to be clear on that. look at the numbers. below 300,000. i keep putting an asterisk. see that? each of these comes with a little bit of an asterisk. gdp companies ramping up on their inventories and now have to sell them. you still got mortgage rates so low that that has been very good for home buyers but i think you're going to see mortgage rates moving up, john. i think they -- we have seen them moving up 4.46% yesterday we learned was the 30-year fixed mortgage rate. 5% i think next year and seems it could be bad, right? except, except people like circumstances circumstances -- it could be a good thing and loosen up the market. >> what is your expectation for the jobs report today? 180,000 and comes out this morning. the jobs rate probably fell 7.2% and this is an important number. the economy looks like it's getting better, john. we want to see this trend continue. are we turning a corner? and does that mean the stock market stops rallying? >> big decisive jobs report and no one c
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
unemployed group in our economy. >> you know, i want to get your response on what we just heard from him, but there's a news conference under way. the sandy hook elementary school parents are now speaking out. i want to hear what they're saying. >> since that day, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness, love, prayers, generosity, received from the entire world. to simply say thank you is not enough to express our sincere gratitude. in the mid sti of our grief, we have come to realize that we want our loved ones to be remembered for the lives they lived and how they touched our hearts. we have been uplifted by the support of so many people. and we would like to keep that spirit of unity and love alive in all we do to remember those we so dearly miss. it is with this in mind that we have created the my sandy hook family.org website. this website is intended to serve as a singular place of sharing, communication, and contact with the families of those who lost their lives that day. my sandy hook family.org allows us the opportunity to honor those taken from us so violently.
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